The recent introduction of Universal Credit in the DDC area saw a rise in the use of food banks – as in other parts of the country.
DDGP will continue to work closely with Kent Unite Community and Disability rights groups to campaign for support for the many local people affected. DDC should do what it can to help.
It could for example arrange for Thanet Community Transport to provide reduced cost bus travel or make sure that concessionary tariffs for sports facilities were set so they were affordable by people receiving Universal Credit.
Austerity is based on a wrong economic model – what is needed is more investment in creating green jobs, infrastructure and public services.
This article covered one of the 14 Themes of Dover and Deal Geen Party Action Plan:
- Action on Climate Emergency
- Open Government
- Improving Democracy
- Value for Money
- Policies to Support Local Business
- Planning Policy that Works
- No to Fracking
- Yes to support for electric cars
- A Plastics Free Council
- Ending Live animal exports
- Better Air Quality
- Support for Bus Transport
- Better Amenities – Especially For Young People
- Universal Credit and Other Benefits